A Little Bit About Me

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Pamela Allen
Attorney

Education:

Bar Admissions:

Virginia- April 2012

U.S. District of Virginia- April 2012

Arizona- December 2016

U.S. District of Arizona- January 2017

 

Education:

Florida Coastal School of Law
Jacksonville, FL
J.D.-2010

Georgia State University
Atlanta, GA
B.A.- 2006

 

I come from what you would call a “broken home.”  My parents divorced before I was 2, which meant I grew up experiencing first-hand what I now know as “family law.”

My parents lived in different states and from as early as I can remember, I boarded a plane every summer to go see my Dad.  I watched as my Mom struggled to make it as a single mother, battling for child support before there were state guidelines.   My parents did not do well at co-parenting, which I often felt the brunt of.  As an adult, I gained the maturity to see things through each of my parent’s eyes, and I came to understand why things were so messy for them:

At the heart of it all was their love for me.

Before entering law school, my heart was calling me to family law.  I wanted to be someone my clients could come to, confide in and know had their back.

Often in contested family law matters, the person you trusted the most has now become your adversary. That can feel very lonely.  I strive to make my clients feel safe, heard and supported throughout their case.  My hope is that all parents can learn to co-parent together because it truly is what’s best for the children.